Saturday, 28 December 2019

Photonews: Abuja Failed Bank Robbery

Friday, 27 December 2019

News Release: Freedom Rally Group Welcome The Release Of Sowore And Dasuki

Dasuki(left) and Sowore

The organisers of the Freedom Rally which took place on the 23rd of December 2019 at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) offices in Lagos and Abuja in response to the 14 days ultimatum given to the Federal Government of Nigeria welcome the release of  Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki on the 24th of December 2019. 

The group, however, call for the release of Agba Jalingo, El Zakzaky and hundreds of others being held illegally by the current government across the country. 

News Release: "Lopsided Promotions & Postings In The Nigeria Police Force Are Deepening & Getting Messier"---Intersociety

It is not only that nothing has changed concerning the gross lopsidedness in the promotions and postings in the Nigeria Police Force statutorily carried out by the Police Service Commission and the Inspector General of Police, but it also saddens our heart that such public office gross misconduct or abuse  is deepening and getting messier, the Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law said today in a statement signed by Lawyer Chidimma Udegbunam, Lawyer Obianuju Joy Igboeli; and Emeka Umeagbalasi, a Criminologist; all principal officers of the Organization.

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Special Report: "chidi opara reports" (A Publication Of

Year by year, we publish, with personal resources, human rights violations against ordinary Nigerians, who, we don't even know and who have nothing to give us, except "thank you" in very few occasions.

We publish and share the links widely on  social media.

Whenever,  we have interactions with officials of the Nigerian government,  they remind us that we are "enemies of government".

We are already 12 years(2007-2019) on the scene and will, by the grace of God, continue to do what we are doing.

Best compliments of the season from us;

Management of

Monday, 23 December 2019

Speech: "The Anti-Politics Of Buhari Administration"

President Buhari

(Being keynote address delivered by Professor Sylvester Odion Akhaine  at the Nigeria Pro-Democracy Conference, 2019 under the theme: “Reviving Popular Action for Democracy and Freedom in Nigeria”, held at Airport Hotel, 111 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos, on December 17, 2019)

Photonews: Nigeria Civil Society Activist Attacked At Abuja Peaceful Protest

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Special Report: "By Proceeding With Your Invalid Impeachment, You Are Violating Your Oaths Of Office......"---President Trump


The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Madam Speaker:

I write to express my strongest and most powerful protest against the partisan impeachment crusade being pursued by the Democrats in the House of Representatives.  This impeachment represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power by Democrat Lawmakers, unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history.

The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation, or jurisprudence.  They include no crimes, no misdemeanors, and no offenses whatsoever.  You have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!

By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the Constitution, and you are declaring open war on American Democracy.  You dare to invoke the Founding Fathers in pursuit of this election-nullification scheme—yet your spiteful actions display unfettered contempt for America’s founding and your egregious conduct threatens to destroy that which our Founders pledged their very lives to build.  Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying “I pray for the President,” when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense.  It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I!

Photonews: Images From President Buhari's 77th Birthday Anniversary Celebration

Article: Poetry Evolution In Nigeria


By Chidi Anthony Opara

Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual nation. It is made up of ethnic nationalities like: Hausa / Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw, Efik, Ibibio, Bini, Nupe, Igala, Urhobo, Itsekiri, to mention a few, each with its distinct language. The country's multi-ethnic and multi-lingual nature engenders an equally multi-cultural setting. Nigeria's cultural diversity find expressions in the literary and artistic endeavors of her peoples, namely: poetry, prose, painting, music, sculpture, drama, dance, etc.

Monday, 16 December 2019

News Report: Nigeria Army Approves Posting And Redeployment Of Senior Officers

By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has approved the redeployment and posting of the recently promoted senior officers to different positions.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the redeployment was to reinvigorate the system for professional efficiency.

The new postings, according to Musa, include the redeployment of Maj.-Gen. E.O Ogunkale from Command Army Records, Lokoja to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Standards and Evaluation.

Special Report: Walter Rodney


By Ajamu Nangwaya, Ph.D

Walter Rodney has demonstrated through thought and action that it is not inevitable for intellectuals to join the systems of oppression and use their knowledge and skills to perpetuate exploitation. They have the option of committing “class suicide.” Rodney called on the intelligentsia to use their knowledge and skills to challenge and undermine oppression.

“In evaluating Walter Rodney one characteristic stands out. He was a scholar who recognised no distinction between academic concerns and service to society, between science and social commitment. He was concerned about people as well as archives, about the workplace as well as the classroom. He found time to be both a historian and a sensitive social reformer.” [1]  -International Scientific Committee, UNESCO General History of Africa

Dr. Walter Rodney was a revolutionary intellectual, socialist, Pan-Africanist and organizer who made a significant contribution to the Caribbean Radical Tradition [2] that seeks to create just, liberated and egalitarian societies in the Caribbean region. October 2016 marks the 48th anniversaries of the expulsion of Rodney from Jamaica and the subsequent Rodney Rebellion that took place as a reaction to his banning and the general exploitation of the African-Jamaican masses by the neocolonial regime.

Article: Ban On Free Expression And The Rise Of Fascism

By Chido Onumah

At a time Nigeria requires a robust conversation about its politics, economy, ethnic relations, unity, and indeed, future, the country’s over-indulged lawmakers, egged on by a president who is anything but a democrat, are placing a deathly ban on free speech. This proposed ban must be opposed and defeated by any means necessary!

Sunday, 15 December 2019

News Release: "IBB Is Very Much Alive And Bubbling"---Spokesman


It has become consistent fake news for quite some time now wishing our own IBB, the one we easily refer to as “the last don” of Nigeria politics, dead.
The “fake news bill” would be a suitable response to this category of fake news carrier.
IBB is very much alive and bubbling. He just started attending to friends and associates who came to see him today, Sunday, 15th December, 2019 right here at his Minna Hilltop mansion. He is full of life and in his characteristic bubbling mood.

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Photonews: Nigeria's Anti-Corruption Agency Seals "Sun Newspaper" Office

News Release: "Our Stand On The EFCC Invasion Of The Sun Newspaper Office With Armed Policemen"---Management

Three officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with four heavily armed policemen  on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at about 10.00 am arrived the corporate headquarters of The Sun Publishing Limited at 2, Coscharis Street, Kirikiri Industrial Layout, Apapa, Lagos and put up a notice for staff and the general public to keep off the premises. The EFCC officials, who   came in a white Toyota bus with registration number,  ABUJA BWR-644GA, wrote on The Sun's fence, "EFCC, keep off."  They also advised our staff to collect their personal belongings from the office as they will come back to seal the premises completely.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Article: How Has Nigeria’s Ruling Class Been Able To Periodically Renew Itself........?

By Edwin Madunagu

My most recent published article, “Recalling Tai Solarin’s prediction”, which appeared in the first week of this month, ended with a series of questions. I reproduce four of them that are most relevant to this sequel: “Why is it that despite the Nigerian Left’s insistence, at least since 1979, on the inevitability and irreducibility of a Revolutionary Party, the party has not emerged? Why should we find ourselves repeating the same theses and propositions after every bloody and farcical display called “election”? How has Nigeria’s ruling class been able to periodically renew itself, assume new organizational forms and continue its rule? Put differently, why has it not been possible to overthrow Nigeria’s ruling capitalist class, as a class, or dislodge it as the dominant political force?”.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

News Release: "Punch And Its Sinister Motive For Attack On President Buhari"---Presidency

The reported new editorial policy of the Punch Newspapers to address President Muhammadu Buhari as Major General in his official title and refer to his government as a regime instead of administration, comes to us as totally curious and utterly incredible.

The paper claimed that it is changing President Buhari's official title to General because of his government's alleged disregard for the rule of law.

Special Report: Civil Liberties Organization(CLO) On World Human Rights Day

(Being Text Of The 2019 Universal Declaration Of Human Rights (UDHR) Report  Of The Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), South East Zone, Nigeria, This Day 10th December, 2019).

It’s another December 10, the global World Human  Rights Day made possible through the United Nations (UN) Document  known as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) ratified on this day in 1948.

Monday, 9 December 2019

News Release: "I Think It Would Be Insensitive And Inappropriate To Attend The Ceremony"--VP Osinbanjo


"I am extremely grateful for the recognition and award of the “Integrity Specialty of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism’s Anti-corruption Defender Award of 2019” to me.

The award, I note, is for our Justice reform efforts in Lagos State. I had accepted the award with pride on behalf of the excellent Justice Sector team we had.

Sunday, 8 December 2019

News Release: "Sowore: Between Facts And Fiction"---Presidency

The Presidency notes some of the insinuations in the media about the arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) of the agitator, Omoyele Sowore.

The DSS does not necessarily need the permission of the Presidency in all cases to carry out its essential responsibilities that are laid down in the Nigerian Constitution – which was the foundation for the restoration of democracy in our country in 1999.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

News Release: DSS And The 6th December, 2019 Federal High Court, Abuja Incident

It has become important that the Department of State Services responds to the serial misinformation being circulated in the media about its involvement in the incident that occurred on 6th December, 2019 at the Federal High Court, Abuja. It is instructive to note that during the court proceeding of the day under reference, Defence Counsel, Femi FALANA (SAN), called the attention of the Judge to a suspicion that the Service was planning to re-arrest Omoyele SOWORE immediately after the court session. The Court discountenanced his alarm and asserted that the Service was law abiding and would not engage in such and subsequently adjourned to February, 2020.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Article: Recalling Tai Solarin’s Prediction

  • Solarin

By Edwin Madunagu

Nigeria’s 2019 elections, particularly the recent governorship contests in Kogi and Bayelsa states, have forcefully brought back a prediction which the late Tai Solarin made about 40 years ago in the aftermath of the 1979 elections. Of course, recalling this prediction is also recalling my response to it at the time. I was then 33.

It is appropriate to begin any story I might wish to tell here by introducing Tai Solarin to young Nigerians who were not born when the prediction was made. This set of Nigerians now constitutes the majority of the Nigerian population. Tai Solarin was a prominent Nigerian male from Southwestern Nigeria who was a secular humanist and educationist, but whose humanism was exceptional because it was all-round (that is, in thought as well as in action), consistent, courageous and well-informed.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Photonews: Alleged Police Instigated Mayhem At The Country Home Of IPOB Leader's Lawyer

News Release: Detailed Background & Twenty-Four Unresolved Questions That Arose From Police Account Of Incident At Country Home Of IPOB Leader's Lawyer

IPOB Leader's Lawyer's Burnt House

The leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law-INTERSOCIETY has in the past 48hrs been bombarded with calls, text messages and emails by well meaning and deeply concerned citizens of Nigeria and nationals of other countries. The call bombardment was to ascertain the true situation of things concerning the Monday afternoon, early and late evening mayhem in the ancestral home of Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor (Onowu) in Umunakwa, Ifite-Orafite, Ekwusigo Local Council of Anambra State in old Eastern Nigeria.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

News Release: Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC) Denounces MEND, Defends Allen Onyema


Last week, Gbomo Jomo, Spokesman of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) applauded the indictment of the Chairman of Air Peace by the United States of America.

Between 2005 and 2007, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta was a filial unit of the Joint Revolutionary Council. That relationship continued even after that unit of MEND and their South African based backer was expelled by the Tompolo led MEND.